• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA

Mission San Juan Bautista

mission san juan bautista ruins
Christopher Talbot

Mission San Juan Bautista ruins, Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico

Established in 1700 and located on a strategic location near a series of crossings on the west bank of the Rio Grande, Mission San Juan Bautista is often called the mother of the Texas missions. It was created to provide a convenient waypoint along already existing routes across the Rio Grande and to serve as a base for the conversion of Coahuiltecan Indians.

Time period: 1700s
Ownership: Private


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The history and use of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail transcends three historic periods - the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, and the Anglo-American period.